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Awake

Now I feel so cold and hollow
From my aspiration to follow,
To follow the wise and the meek
So I shed my soul and leave it furled
And solely wake from that false world
But from it all I'm left small and weak
But even still in desperation
She offers me for immolation
And so I let out a crestfallen sigh
Yet I wonder when they'll see
The beauty within them and me
And when they'll awake from that lie.
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